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How to Unclog a Keihin Carb on a Harley

How to Unclog a Keihin Carb on a Harley

Clogged carburetors are a typical problem faced by Harley-Davidson motorcycles during extended periods of inactivity. This is especially true for models equipped with Keihin carburetors, which are affected by a sludge-like byproduct of old gasoline. This sticky, greenish sludge coats the carburetor'......[Read More]
How to Test a Radiator Transmission Cooler for Leaks

How to Test a Radiator Transmission Cooler for Leaks

Transmission oil coolers are typically installed in radiators. Very few manufacturers offer external coolers, and those are usually limited to their top products. Regardless of the type of cooler, it is vital that transmission fluid be properly cooled. Overheated fluid is the leading cause of transm......[Read More]
How to Change the Exhaust on a Jeep

How to Change the Exhaust on a Jeep

Historically, the Jeep is known to have been one of the first off-road vehicles on the front lines of many wars. The technology that made this vehicle a star player on the battlefield makes it desirable for adventurous drivers today. The Jeep 4.0-liter engine and exhaust package can deliver speeds f......[Read More]
A Clean Spray Gun is Worth Gold - Properly Cleaning Your Paint Gun

A Clean Spray Gun is Worth Gold - Properly Cleaning Your Paint Gun

This article is going to discuss how to eliminate many of the paint problems that you may be having. By taking time to maintain and clean your equipment will help you produce the professional results for your next paint job.......[Read More]
How to Troubleshoot Noise From a Chevy Blazer's CV Joints

How to Troubleshoot Noise From a Chevy Blazer's CV Joints

Constant Velocity (CV) joints are used in front wheel drive and four wheel drive vehicles almost exclusively. Chevy uses CV joints in nearly 85% of its vehicles. The Chevy Blazer and other four wheel drive applications also have a differential in the transaxle that can be the source of some noises. ......[Read More]
How Do I Replace the Rear Power Window in a Ford Focus 2000?

How Do I Replace the Rear Power Window in a Ford Focus 2000?

Rear power window motors on a 2000 Ford Focus provide the kinetic energy to lift or lower the window based on the commands you give with the power window switch. If the power window motor malfunctions, you’ll find yourself stuck with a rear window closed, opened or more likely somewhere in bet......[Read More]
How to Gel Coat a Boat

How to Gel Coat a Boat

During a boat's normal course of use, it tends to accumulate dings and scratches. Flotsam and detritus in the water can scrape against the hull and weather can damage the boat's surface as well, but the biggest danger is the banging a boat can suffer against the dock or tie-post at the hands of an i......[Read More]
How to Remove a Window Regulator from a 1991 Camry

How to Remove a Window Regulator from a 1991 Camry

A window regulator is the moving brace that moves your car windows up and down. Sometimes these pieces break, especially on a 1991 Camry. You'll know if your regulator is broken if your window won't roll up. The good news is that removing a window regulator from an older Camry is much easier than re......[Read More]
How to Glue a Vehicle Window Seal

How to Glue a Vehicle Window Seal

A car window doesn't offer much protection if the window seal is loose or cracking. Sure, most of the wind will be kept of of your car while you are driving, but even a small crack or slightly loose seal can let water into your car. If this leak goes unnoticed, you can end up with unsightly water da......[Read More]
When Removing Car Battery What Tools Can Be Used?

When Removing Car Battery What Tools Can Be Used?

Your car's battery will provide you with at least three, four, even five years or more of dependable service, supplying the juice your car needs to get going. Ranging in price from about $60 to $100, the typical car battery is a small investment, but one that should not be neglected.Alas......[Read More]
How to Maintain and Replace Your Car's Radiator

How to Maintain and Replace Your Car's Radiator

When replacing a car radiator, several factors should be kept in mind. Due to the large variety of different types of radiators available in the market, users should have an idea of what to look for. Construction, tubing, airflow and cost are some of the things that affect the radiator. Aluminum rad......[Read More]
How to Fix the Brakes on a '93 Nissan

How to Fix the Brakes on a '93 Nissan

One of the most common problems associated with hydraulic brake systems, such as the system used on 1993 Nissan vehicles, is air, water or impurities mixing in with the brake fluid. Air trapped in the hydraulic lines causes a condition known as "spongy" brakes, which lessens the amount of force appl......[Read More]
How to Change a Water Pump on a Nissan Outboard

How to Change a Water Pump on a Nissan Outboard

Changing a Nissan outboard motor water pump can be accomplished in an hour or two. The Nissan outboard motor has a gear case that separates from the upper engine housing by unfastening some nuts and sliding the two sections apart. The water pump housing assembly sits on top of the gear case and the ......[Read More]
Making E85 Ethanol at Home

Making E85 Ethanol at Home

More and more alternative fuels to gasoline are popping up for use in vehicles. From biodiesel to hydrogen, scientists are trying to engineer the next super fuel to wean America from its dependence on foreign oil. E85, which stands for 85 percent ethanol, is growing in popularity because it is made ......[Read More]
How do I Install Dome Wiring for an Overhead DVD?

How do I Install Dome Wiring for an Overhead DVD?

Wiring your vehicle for an overhead DVD player is a smart trick that will greatly reduce the "are we there yets" of those long trips. DVD player makers have a vast array of DVD players and options from which to choose. Installing these units is a job within range for those who have electrical wiring......[Read More]
How Is Math Used in Auto Mechanics?

How Is Math Used in Auto Mechanics?

Gear RatiosIn auto mechanics, gears and ratios are everywhere, and math is the only way to figure them out. Everything from ring and pinion ratios to transmission gear ratios and even tire sizes come into play for the final drive ratio. Some four-wheel-drive models have gear-reduction.........[Read More]
How to Remove an AC Clutch in a Suburban

How to Remove an AC Clutch in a Suburban

The air conditioner clutch is electromagnetic and is designed to turn the air conditioner compressor on when it receives the correct voltage from the power train control module. A faulty clutch will cause the air conditioner to not run properly. It can be replaced in a matter of minutes. Always reme......[Read More]
Removal of an Axle on a Dodge Dakota

Removal of an Axle on a Dodge Dakota

The Dodge Dakota pickup truck has a single rear axle (as opposed to a split rear axle) with a differential. Receiving power from the drive shaft, the differential gear transfers the power 90-degrees and sends it to both rear wheels. Replacing the axle is not a complicated job but will take some time......[Read More]
How to Change a Fuel Filter on a 1992 F150

How to Change a Fuel Filter on a 1992 F150

Ford equipped an in-line fuel filter on their 1992 model-year F-150 trucks. Particles in the fuel clog and damage the closely machined components in the fuel injectors, leading to loss of performance or a non-running condition. Fine mesh in the filter removes silt and sediment from the gas tank befo......[Read More]
Cures for a Squeaky Suspension

Cures for a Squeaky Suspension

It is common for older or poorly maintained cars to squeak, groan and chirp when driven. Squeaking typically means that there is metal-to-metal contact due to worn out parts or insufficient lubrication. Diagnosing a squeak starts by taking a close look underneath your car and checking components for......[Read More]